Welcome back to those of you that had the summer off and for those of us the where getting our sites ready all summer “PHEW we did it”.
I want to wish you all a successful 2015/2016 school year.
Newly posted in the documents section of our website 441.cupe.ca is an electronic copy of the final final final version of the current collective agreement that was signed off this summer. Our apologies for the length of time it has taken but it could not be avoided. Hard copies will be at your site in early September.
EA members, the above link will take you to the 2015/2016 SSLIF LOU. Christine and I just finished negotiating and signed the agreement this afternoon. We are very please with what we were able to achieve now that the dramatic provincially negotiated increase has been implemented. Along with the 45 minutes per week of collaboration time you all still receive you will notice one new full time (34.25 hours per week plus the 45 mins per week collaboration time) position has been created has been created. Senior Secondary schools and both ILC’s can now top-up one EA to full time. Middle and Elementary can offer 5 additional hours per week to one EA.
This is an important stride to creating full time EA work for all where ever possible.